Consultant Gastroenterologist (BB-73E65)

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Applications are invited for a locum consultant in luminal gastroenterology with an interest in Endoscopy for a term of 6 months. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, and a passion for delivering high quality care.

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare to some 1.9million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services to more than 3.7million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research.
We provide a high quality care in Gastroenterology including a number of specialist tertiary level services:
- the JAG accredited 7 room Endoscopy Unit provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- there is a supraregional IF and IBD service
- GI physiology unit with comprehensive upper and lower GI motility services
- liver and HPB medicine is undertaken by a separate but closely allied team

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join a team of 12 luminal gastroenterology consultants and work flexibly to support the delivery of care for in- and out-patients with luminal gastroenterological disease. The post holder will undertake general luminal gastroenterology outpatient clinics, conduct inpatient ward rounds, and perform high quality diagnostic endoscopy lists. There is a possibility to contribute to complex endoscopy depending on assessment of successful applicants skill set once in post.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A full time (10PA) locum consultant post to work flexibly in support of the luminal Gastroenterological service, and in particular, endoscopy. The successful applicant will:
- support the delivery of high quality endoscopy, undertaking predominantly diagnostic endoscopic lists during the week (3.69PA)
- deliver 3 weekends per 6 months of endoscopic work (0.76PA). There is no on-call.
- opportunity for the post holder to undertake more therapeutic procedures, dependent on assessment of skills
- contribute to inpatient care (1.55PA)
- undertake clinics (2PA)
- have time for clinical administration (1PA).
1 PA is provided for supporting professional activities for CPD.
Applicant may be required to deliver endoscopy or clinics at partner hospitals (e.g. Lymington, Royal South Hants).
Trust IT systems can support delivery of offsite flexible working, including telephone clinics/admin tasks.
The trust fully supports those applicants wishing to work less than full time or compressed hours.

Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK must have evidence of Higher Speciality Training leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Gastroenterology and General Medicine or be within three months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training. Full JAG accreditation in both gastroscopy and colonoscopy is a requirement of this post. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

Person specification

Physical requirements

  • Eligibility to work in UK
  • Meets GMC health standards for good medical practice


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Within 6 months of CCT in Gastroenterology/General Medicine
  • Full GMC registration
  • MD or PhD
  • Prizes/Distinctions
  • Significant publications in peer reviewed journals

Previous or relevant experience

  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of working within the NHS
  • Managing elective and emergencies in gastroenterology
  • Full JAG accreditation in gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Participation in audit and clinical governance activity
  • Evidence of teaching and/or training of allied health professionals
  • 6 months or more focused training in advanced endoscopic techniques
  • Formal training in endoscopic teaching skills

Aptitudes and skills

  • Competence in spoken and written English
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Organisational skills
  • Awareness of changing structure of NHS

Special requirements

  • To start appointment on completion of notice period or at completion of training
  • Full driving license
  • Satisfactory DBS disclosure
  • Contactable on personal mobile phone
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to operate under pressure

Values and behaviours

  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Working Together

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

For more information about our Trust

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Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that’s why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff will be provided with either park and ride access or an onsite permit. Eligibility for an onsite permit is dependent on the nature and requirements of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

Our commitment to equality

Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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